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Economics (Economics of Health) - MSc


Course Description

-Would you like a strong background in economics and applied econometrics as well as a specialisation in the economics of health?
-Are you keen to be part of Manchester's thriving Centre for Health Economics , which supervises master's dissertations on the most current healthcare topics?
-Like many others before you, would you like to take an economics of health dissertation and or Economics of Health modules and to be eligible to apply for a research post or PhD at the University?

Health is a major economic issue. It is a primary determinant of labour market participation and the generation of wealth. Consequently its social and geographical distribution is a major policy concern in most countries. In this respect, economics has proved to be a very powerful tool to inform policy making in the health sector.

This course aims to provide rigorous training in modern theories and techniques in economics of health and health care at postgraduate level.

The course provides training for those aiming to be health economists in national and international public (NHS, WHO, etc) and private institutions including consultancies. It also serves as a sound foundation from which to embark on a PhD Programme in Health Economics.

Students are introduced to key concepts, tools and techniques via core and optional course units, and have the opportunity to combine and develop their skills in writing a supervised dissertation.

Cutting-edge health related issues and policies will be critically examined and by the end of the course, students will be able to rigorously engage with current theory and practice in health economics. Students can develop theoretical or empirical models of their own from which to derive original results and offer a critique of existing theories and practice.

The bulk of the teaching and research supervision for students on this Programme is done by members of the Economics DA (School of Social Sciences) and the Manchester Centre for Health Economics research group ( Institute of Population Health).

Teaching and learning

Part-time students complete the full-time programme over two years. There are NO evening or weekend course units available on the part-time programme.

You must first check the schedule of the compulsory modules and then select your optional modules to suit your requirements.

Updated timetable information will be available from mid-August and you will have the opportunity to discuss your module choices during induction week with your Course Director.

Visit the Economics (Economics of Health) - MSc page on the University of Manchester website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in economics, finance, mathematics or a related subject with microeconomic theory, mathematics and econometrics studied at a high level. Applicants with a 2:1 in a less technical economics degree, with for example economic theory only studied to intermediate level, or a 2:2 in a technical economics degree may be considered for entry onto the MA Economics.

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